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Gibson, D. W. (David-William)

Summary: "An esteemed journalist delivers a compelling on-the-ground account of the construction of President Trump's border wall in San Diego-and the impact on the lives of local residents. In August of 2019, Donald Trump finished building his border wall-at least a portion of it. In San Diego, the Army Corps of engineers completed two years of construction on a 14-mile steel beamed barrier that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 624 GIB

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Miller, Todd

Summary: "According to U.S. military planners, climate change now poses the #1 national security threat to the United States, even before terrorism. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reports that a person is four times more likely to be forced to move due to environmental disaster than by war, and in 2015 alone, 19.2 million people were displaced worldwide by environmental disasters. Droughts,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.7 MIL

Summary: "Immigration Matters brings together key movement leaders and academics in the immigration space to share cutting-edge approaches to the question of America's borders-who should be allowed in, and who, if anyone, should be kept out. The book delves into topics including new ways to frame immigration issues, fresh thinking on key aspects of policy, challenges of integration, workers' rights,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 IMM

Dychtwald, Maddy

Summary: Life expectancy has soared to age seventy-seven and promises to rise further, and we are starting to make decisions based less on age and more on lifestyle and life stage. Maddy Dychtwald, a leading expert on generational marketing, offers a radical new view of how Americans live, work, and buy according to the new freedoms and responsibilities of our shifting age demographics, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 DYC

Longmire, Sylvia.

Summary: "When confronted with the challenges of border security and illegal immigration, government officials are fond of saying that our borders have never been as safe and secure as they are now. But ranchers in the borderlands of Arizona and Texas fear for their lands, their cattle, their homes, and sometimes their lives due to the human and drug smuggling traffic that regularly crosses their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.28 LON

Summary: In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU; Jamie Gorelick, of the U.S. Department of Justice; Professor Stephen Carter, of Yale Law School; and others examine the fine balance between the power of the government and the rights of the individual in a fictional...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Urrea, Luis Alberto.

Summary: Describes the attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil's Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds. Only 12 men came back out. 2 maps.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.873 URR

Phillips, Christopher

Summary: In The Rivers Ran Backward, historian Christopher Phillips sheds light on the fluid regional identities of the "Middle Border" states during the Civil War era. Far from forming a fixed and static boundary between the North and South, the border states experienced fierce internal conflicts over their political and social loyalties. White supremacy and widespread support for the existence of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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Summary: To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAR

Newman, Katherine S.

Summary: A sharp examination of the troubled state of retirement in America shares sobering insights into how the real estate crash and limited social security are preventing retirement and inducing widespread poverty in aging Baby Boomers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.3 NEW

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Small, Cathleen

Summary: The borders between the United States and foreign countries are important locations. Goods and people cross them constantly as they move from one nation to another. Readers discover what happens at these borders and how they are protected through enlightening main text and sidebars that provide additional information. Full-color photographs are also included, helping readers visualize the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363 SMA

Cantú, Francisco

Summary: ""A beautiful, fiercely honest, and nevertheless deeply empathetic look at those who police the border and the migrants who risk - and lose - their lives crossing it. In a time of often ill-informed or downright deceitful political rhetoric, this book isan invaluable corrective."--Phil Klay For Francisco Cantú the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CANTU, FRANCISCO CAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B CANTU CAN

Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Every day, Americans are bombarded with terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and the health consequences of the foods we've been enjoying for years. We're judged by social media users, pressured into maintaining a perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO (fear of missing out), and the disparity between...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN

Summary: Ben is a 23-year-old slacker who meets up and coming career girl Alison at a bar. They end up having a one night stand. Eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison meets him and reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide that they have to at least try to make some kind of relationship work for the baby's sake.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY KNO

Summary: "For most Americans, Social Security is their largest financial asset, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and indexed against increases in the cost of living. It is also an incredibly complicated program, with 2,728 core rules and thousands of codicils. As a result, Americans lose billions of dollars a year in unclaimed benefits. This money that we have earned and are entitled to, that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Rain Publishers 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.6 OFF

Zak, Dan.

Summary: "A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 ZAK

Klein, Aaron.

Summary: An investigative journalist exposes significant issues related to the Benghazi attack, including secretive activities inside the doomed facility, the withholding of critical protection, the fate of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and the role Hillary Clinton played in the scandal.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WND Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 KLE

Eichstaedt, Peter H.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.137 EIC

Greenberg, Karen J

Summary: "The definitive account of how America's War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the Attorney General with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 GRE

Summary: Nanotechnology will likely transform the security and surveillance industries in the near future. Governments, corporations, and even individuals may have highly sophisticated sensors and tracking apparatus at their disposal—keeping tabs on everyone from customers to potential terrorists to aging parents. In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Peabody award-winning correspondent John...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

Di Cintio, Marcello

Summary: "What does it mean to live against a wall? In this ambitious first person narrative, Marcello Di Cintio travels to the world's most disputed edges to meet the people who live alongside the razor wire, concrete, and steel and how the structure of the walls has influenced their lives. Di Cintio shares tea with Saharan refugees on the wrong side of Morocco's desert wall. He meets with illegal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.2 DIC

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